Who Was Louis Chevrolet?

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The Chevrolet brand is one of the most well-known names in the world. Do you know where the name comes from? Chevrolet was named after Louis Chevrolet, who was an early race car driver born in Switzerland in 1878. He moved to New York City in 1902 where he raced for Fiat.

Eventually, William Durant, the founder of General Motors, noticed Chevrolet’s racing skills. Durant hired Chevrolet to be his chauffeur and convinced him to create a car company with him. Durant and Chevrolet produced their first car, the Chevrolet Classic 6 in 1910.

Unfortunately, the partnership did not last. Louis Chevrolet wanted to focus on racing cars, while Durant wanted to build more economical cars like the popular Model T. In 1913, Chevrolet officially left the company, sold his stock, but let Durant keep the name.

After Louis Chevrolet split from Durant, he continued focusing on automotive design and co-founded the Frontenac Motor Corp. This company built high-performing race cars that competed all across the country and even won the Indianapolis 500 twice. The Frontenac Motor Corp. did not last long and Chevrolet eventually had to file for bankruptcy.

Chevrolet died when he was just 63 years old. He was buried in Holy Cross and Saint Joseph Cemetery, which is close to the brickyard in Indianapolis.

Pay homage to the man who started this American-made brand when you stop by Titus-Will Chevrolet to test-drive your favorite Chevy model.

Dynamic Exterior Color Choices on Chevy Vehicles Stand Out from the Crowd

Raspberry 2019 Chevy Spark | Tacoma, WA

If neutral exterior shades of vehicles are getting you down, why not choose one of the bolder exterior color options on Chevy vehicles? Here are just some of the choices available to help inspire your next purchase.

Camaro

“Shock” is the perfect name. The ultra-bright yellow on the Chevy Camaro is sure to make a statement, not that the sports car needed help doing that. For something assertive but a little more understated, there’s Crush, a deep, earthy orange that would look at home driving the streets of Florida.

Spark

The Chevy Spark has three fairly dynamic color choices to fit your personality. It features its own Orange Burst, a more vibrant Caribbean Blue that stands out among the more common Navy, and a cheery Raspberry that would look just right on a Spring day.

Blazer

Although not exactly bold, the Blazer does have a unique color of its own. Sunlit Bronze Metallic is a sandy clay color that gives a very southwestern style to the sleek city-dweller.

Volt and Bolt

Both electric vehicles feature a subtle color option for something different that doesn’t feel too extreme. Their Green Mist Metallic sets the cars out from the crowd with a classy pastel style. Or go with the same Shock yellow as the Camaro to make the Chevy Bolt look more like its sportier sibling.

Stop by Titus-Will Chevrolet to test-drive our colorful array of Chevy models. We’ll help you find the right vehicle in just the right shade to suit your personality.

Make Your Camping Trip Better with These Chevy Silverado Camping Accessories

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We here at Titus-Will Chevrolet are lucky to call Washington our home. This beautiful state is filled to the brim with national parks and camping grounds, making it the ideal place for weekend adventures. If you’re looking to head out camping with your Chevrolet Silverado, though, why not make things a bit easier? Here are some Chevy Silverado camping accessories you should consider when you head out this weekend.

Comfy Tents

Washington can have unpredictable weather at times, which is why it’s always important to be prepared. Stay comfortable throughout the night with one of the Sportz tents available from Chevy. These tents were created with your Silverado in mind, and attach to the bed of your trunk for easy put-up and take-down. You can also opt for a tonneau cover to ensure your cargo stays dry when the skies open up.

Smartly Tow

Your Silverado was made to tow and haul, so why not take advantage? Whether you’re bringing your boat along with you to push out in Puget Sound or plan on bringing a camper with you to your campsite, purchase a trailer hitch package to make it possible.

Consider Protection

If you’re heading off-road, then you’re likely ready to get down and dirty – but why not try and preserve your Silverado’s paint while you’re at it? Invest in some splash guards to protect your Silverado’s paint job from mud and debris, and consider investing in an A-pillar light for extra visibility and safety.

Not sure which of these Chevy Silverado camping accessories you should invest in? Stop by Titus-Will Chevrolet. We’ll help you narrow down which add-on would suit your vehicle and your lifestyle best.